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  • CRICKET: PARADISE LOST, PARADISE REGAINED

    Many Pakistani batsmen have played memorable innings across the world but my first memory of watching one such innings was at home, in a packed Qaddafi Stadium back in 1997, when Ijaz Ahmad scored a blistering 139 off 84 balls against India...

    This was 20 years ago, in the pre-T20 bash era, an innings that would not be out of place in today’s fast-paced cricket
  • Prawn biryani on the beach

    Flipping through it, I came across a recipe for a prawn biryani...

    But it’s hard to get good local meat in Sri Lanka, so I thought I’d show Nandi, our wonderful housekeeper and cook, how to make a proper biryani...

  • CRICKET: BIRYANI, CURRY AND CRICKET

    He is the host, and his intensity is focused on cooking beef biryani and a chicken curry for his guests...

    But for now, via the medium of a simple plate of biryani and the conversation of grown men, I have come to know that this journey of discovery is not just for me...

  • Khicchdi and biryani

    Describing his experience with two actresses, Ranveer S has been quoted to have said that Priyanka C is like khicchdi and Deepika P is like biryani...

  • Food Stories: Mutton Dum Biryani

    I sat in the January cold of Michigan craving biryani, the painful realisation that my migration from Pakistan had taken me away from most desi delights...

    I rang the doorbell, and auntie warmly welcomed me to a delicious mutton biryani lunch...

  • Growth with IMF recipe?

    IN a gradual policy shift from relative stability to growth, can possible disagreements between Islamabad and the IMF lead to an early termination of the fund’s current stabilisation programme?Despite record foreign exchange reserves and the falling oil import bill, it may not be easy for the country’s economic managers to take such a risk, nor may it suit the IMF given the high vulnerability in the existing global financial environment... ...

  • Time-tested recipe for a royal breakfast

    One of the oldest shops in Lal Kurti, which goes by the name of Tariq’s paya shop, still serves the best bong paya and uses the original recipe for payas that was handed down generations and travelled all the way with the family from Delhi...

    “The recipe was handed down generations and we have never shared it,” he said...

  • Biryani on the brain

    India has mind-boggling and palate-numbing versions of the biryani...

    To understand the culinary culture of any state, all one needs to do is to understand how people make their biryani...

  • South Africa dish out Cook’s recipe to dominate Sri Lanka

    PORT ELIZABETH: Opener Stephen Cook scored a career-high century to help South Africa build a massive 432-run lead over Sri Lanka despite rain delays on the third day of the first Test at St George’s Park on Wednesday...

    South Africa were 351 for five at the close and in a commanding position to seal victory
  • EPICURIOUS: Biryani versus pilau

    I might have written about my preference for a good pilau over a biryani previously: the former’s subtle fragrance and flavour beats the more robust taste of a biryani any day...

    So the other day, I decided to make fish biryani...

  • A biryani garnished with hate

    WE only learnt after his execution that Ajmal Kasab’s widely reported request for mutton biryani in jail was a myth...

    “Kasab never demanded biryani and was never served by the government,” the prosecutor confessed days after the man was dead...

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